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Throat & Overtone Singing Circle

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on March 31, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on May 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Overtone singing is an ancient shamanic practice of chanting which involves producing overtones along with the main voice. Its sibling throat singing produces a low, droning sound which is sung with the help of false chords that in most people these days aren’t heavily used. Such singing is very close to deep meditation in the effect on the mind, as it clears our thoughts and increases awareness. Based on imitations of the sounds of nature, various throat & overtone singing practices have been used throughout the World. Since then they have been lost in most of modern societies where people are not as intimately connected to the nature anymore.

I invite both complete beginners and experienced singers to sit together in a circle in a darkened room and sing. We will start with a few different simple chanting sounds before actually getting into overtone and throat singing. I will show and explain the styles of Kyrgyraa, Khoomei and Sygyt, which are still practiced among Tuvan, Buryat, Sakha and Mongolian people. Nothing special needs to be brought. Welcome!

Suggested donation: $10.
No one is turned away for the lack of funds.


March 31
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Urban Retreat Center
1227a Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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